Little girls and big girls are all a-twitter and we're getting word that a number of daddies are sharpening their (in some cases non-existent) dancing skills.
And this will bless your heart: S. and I did our very best to be sensitive about the fact that a number of girls in our midst do not have a Daddy who is willing or able to attend the Ball. Invitations were sent to those families ahead of all of the others when possible and with a note that reads:
Understanding that not all Daddies
will be able to attend the Cinderella Ball,
girls are encouraged to honor a special man in their lives
by inviting him to be their escort for the evening.
Likewise, if a gentleman would like to
escort a girl in such circumstances
he is welcome to share an invitation with her family.
Do you know that to our knowledge, not one girl for whom we had a concern is lacking for an escort? Uncles, Grandpas, and precious friends have assumed the honor of an invitation to stand in the role of a father for an evening. What a beautiful thing. Worth dancing about!